Inside the cavernous Toxteth Reservoir, laser light beams cross and stretch from one end to the other, flickering in the dark. Rita McBride's large-scale installation ‘Portal’ is a passageway comprised of exotic matter that does not follow the known laws of physics, it bends time and space and allows instantaneous travel to the far reaches of the unknown. The 'Portal' is a tunnel through space-time that creates an escape from the present and past to an alternative future.
“I’ve always loved the efficiency of wormholes and the possibility of time travel.” (Rita McBride)
'Portal' can be visited between 10am – 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the Biennial. The free festival of contemporary art takes places across the city’s public spaces, unused buildings and galleries from 9 July until 16 October.
Film by Carl Davies, FACT Video Production Services